30-Year-Old UFC Lightweight 12-3-0
September 2, 2017 Thibault Gouti News
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Gouti defeated Andrew Holbrook via TKO (punches) at 4:28 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 115 on Saturday in Rotterdam.
It was clear from the start that Gouti had the advantage in the striking game. Holbrook consistently went for takedowns, but none of his attempts were close to landing. Gouti eventually caught Holbrook with a headkick that sent him to the canvas. The referee nearly stopped the fight, but Holbrook got back to his feet. It was too little too late as Gouti swarmed him and finished the fight. Gouti improves to 12-3 overall and 1-3 in the UFC.
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Fantasy AnalysisGouti is 0-3 with the UFC (11-3 overall) with all losses suffered through stoppage. "GT" has struggled with these high-caliber opponents. He has no takedown attempts, a 37 percent strike defense and an average 4.63 significant strikes absorbed per minute in his last three fights. He probably would have been released by now if he hadn't negotiated another chance with the promotion after Chad Laprise missed weight last August. After withdrawing from his last fight against Dong Hyun Kim due to illness, the 30-year-old needs to take a win home from the Netherlands.
Fantasy AnalysisGouti will not fight due to the advice of physicians who determined that he should withdraw for his "health and safety" as the result of an illness. He made weight on Friday without issue. UFC Fight Night 110 will proceed with 11 bouts.
Fantasy AnalysisNot good. Gouti threw a lazy punch that Laprise easily blocked before unloading a vicious combination to the Frenchman's face. Unfortunately, Gouti had to eat about ten extra shots before referee Kevin Dornan finally realized that the fight needed to be stopped. Gouti has now been stopped in all three of his UFC fights. He only made his company debut in late February. The only reason Gouti is going to get another fight with the company is because he negotiated an extra fight on his deal after Laprise missed weight on Friday. Smart man.
Fantasy AnalysisIt seems safe to say this is the last time we see Gouti on the main card of a UFC event. In fact, it may have been the last time we see him in the UFC period. He is now 0-2 with the company with both losses coming via submission. He had a tough task ahead of him in this one, facing the talented Aubin-Mercier in hostile territory, but Gouti has shown nothing through two UFC bouts that would lead you to believe that he can be a successful fighter for the promotion. The most likely outcome here is a release.
Fantasy AnalysisWell, if you're going to lose your first pro fight, you mine as well do so in style. Gouti found himself the recipient of a massive uppercut less than 15 seconds into the fight. He was never able to recover. Gouti's record looked awfully impressive coming into the fight, but the bottom line is that nearly all of these guys making their UFC debuts on the early portion of cards (especially during international events) have spent virtually their entire careers fighting nobodies. Gouti will probably get another shot with the company, but don't expect much.